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first_imgSophomore Kaley Murday —  an older sister, babysitter and godmother — said when she first arrived to Notre Dame, she missed spending time with kids.Then she discovered College Mentors for Kids, a program that aims to show children in the South Bend community the everyday of college life and encourage them to pursue a college degree. Each Tuesday and Thursday, the organization brings first-through-sixth grade kids from St. Adalbert Catholic School to campus. On Wednesdays, the group busses in first-through-fourth graders from Holy Cross Elementary School.“Day-to-day for a mentor, you’re just hanging out with this kid and trying to get to know them,” Murday said. “Every week, we have an activity. We’ve done yoga, ultimate frisbee and we even made gingerbread houses for Christmas. We try to choose engaging activities that paint college in a bright light.”However, College Mentors for Kids is not just about showcasing the college experience. Murday said mentors hope to form connections with their kids and often have the same “buddy” from semester to semester.“I made it a point when making my schedule every semester to keep Thursday afternoons free because that’s when my buddy comes,” she said. “This is my third semester with her. She’s quieter, so she really didn’t open up to me until last semester, but now she tells me about the boys she likes and cute stuff like that.”Senior Danielle Koterbay, vice president of Tuesday programming for the club, has been a member since her sophomore year, when a friend recommended it, she said. Koterbay said one of the special things about the club is it aims to reflect the Notre Dame’s mission.“Notre Dame students love to live out the mission of Notre Dame, which is being a force for good. So I think that this is a wonderful opportunity to do that,” Koterbay said. “It can change these little kids’ lives in ways that they may not see once the program ends, but it’s nice to know that students can have an impact on them, no matter how small.”Each student meets with his or her buddy once a week for about two hours. Junior Joseph Hirshorn, president of the club, said this means anyone can get involved.“I think it’s a great opportunity for people to see how small actions can really make a big difference,” Hirshorn said. “You know, each individual mentor by themselves can have a huge impact on this one child and then on the community as a whole, especially in building this community of support for these two schools, which have been positively impacted from that.”The program closes each year with a banquet at St. Adalbert for mentors, children and their parents.“We get to meet [the parents], and we get to hear how the buddy went home each week and said how much college mentors had an impact on them,” Koterbay said. “It really brings it all full circle, and it’s an amazing close to the year.”Tags: College Mentors for Kids, holy cross elementary school, St. Adalbert Catholic Schoollast_img read more

first_img January 1, 2005 Regular News Bar takes legislative positions Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption.Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.20, on December 10, 2005 the Board of Governors approved the following positions of The Florida Bar:2. Opposes amendments to the Florida Constitution that would alter the authority of the Supreme Court of Florida to regulate the admission of persons to the practice of law or the discipline of persons admitted.3. Opposes amendment of Article V, Section 2(a) of the Florida Constitution which would alter the Supreme Court’s authority to adopt rules for practice and procedure in all courts, or which would change the manner by which such rules may be repealed by the legislature.4. Supports the most restrictive limitations on lawyer advertising consistent with constitutional requirements.5. Supports adequate funding of the state courts system, state attorneys’ offices, public defenders’ offices, and court-appointed counsel.6. Supports adequate funding for civil legal assistance to indigent persons through the Florida Access to Civil Legal Assistance Act.7. Supports language in the Legislative Appropriations Act to permit the payment of government attorneys’ Florida Bar membership fees and continuing legal education costs from funds within budget entities.8. Supports federal legislation to amend §120 of the Internal Revenue Code to restore, increase, and make permanent the exclusion from an employee’s gross income of employer contributions to group legal services plans.9. Supports adequate funding of the Legal Services Corporation by the federal government, and opposes any funding cuts.10. Opposes the Federal Trade Commission’s interpretation that law firms and attorneys who are “significantly engaged in financial activities” are subject to the customer notice provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (also known as the Financial Industries Modernization Act) regarding the protection and disclosure of individually identifiable personal client information.11. Supports legislation consistent with the Supreme Court of Florida’s November 30, 2004 certification of need for additional judges.center_img Bar takes legislative positionslast_img read more

first_imgTopics : The English top-flight was forced to finish last season behind closed doors and the new campaign has also started in empty stadiums.The Premier League and its clubs emphasized their commitment to safety after meeting on Thursday.”Safety remains the number-one priority and clubs reiterated their commitment to ensuring Premier League stadiums will be among the safest public places, through the effective use of a wide range of mitigation measures,” the Premier League said in a statement.”Clubs will adopt a range of common standards, which will help deliver bio-secure, safe environments for fans across the league.” Premier League clubs on Thursday urged the government to stick to its proposal to allow a partial return of fans to stadiums from October 1.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last week ministers would review the target date for a return of crowds following a spike in coronavirus cases.Pilot events are currently restricted to 1,000 spectators.center_img Top-flight clubs stated the loss of matchday revenues was having a “significant impact” across the league and throughout the football pyramid.   “Taking into account the high safety standards which will be set by the Premier League in conjunction with the relevant public authorities, the league and clubs urge government to remain committed to the 1 October date for the controlled return of fans to sporting venues,” the statement said.Seven English Football League matches are set to be played in front of crowds of up to 1,000 this weekend, in the second, third and fourth tiers.The government granted the EFL permission to use selected fixtures as pilot events to reintroduce spectators to venues on a socially distanced basis.last_img read more

first_imgOfficials in Georgia have released footage of the moment police found a newborn baby who had been abandoned in a plastic bag on the side of the road.The discovery was made on June 6th in Cumming, Georgia.According to the report, residents in the area contacted the police after they heard the infant crying and discovered her wrapped inside of a yellow plastic bag and placed in a wooded area.Responding officers wrapped the infant, which they believe to have been just hours old at the time, in a jacket and took her to an area hospital to be checked out.Despite being wrapped in a plastic bag for hours, the infant is said to be “thriving.”Authorities, however, say they are still searching for the infant’s mother and have even decided to release the footage of the moment the infant they named India, was discovered in hopes that someone may recognize the infant or may know something about the case.As of now, India remains in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children.Authorities reported that though this is a criminal case, the mother may avoid charges under certain circumstances..last_img read more

first_imgMatch Week 6 of the ongoing Normalization Committee Special Competition concluded with WAFA winning a thrilling 5-goal contest against Hearts of Oak while the likes of Ashantigold and Karela also suffered defeats. Ebusua Dwarfs meanwhile recorded their first win of the competition.In Sogakope, WAFA beat Accra Hearts of Oak 3-2 in a thrilling contest. Jamal Haruna, Daniel Lomotey and Bortey Acquaye scored for the academy boys while full-backs Fatawu Mohammed and Christopher Bonney grabbed the goals for Hearts of Oak.In Dansoman, Simon Zibo’s 3oth minute strike handed Liberty Professionals a 1-0 win over Dreams FC, while Yaw Antwi’s goal made the difference in Berekum to hand Chelsea a 1-0 win over Ashantigold.Medeama returned to winning ways with a 1-0 home win over struggling Eleven Wonders with Kalibo Dedy Toussanit’s goal all they needed to secure the 3 points.In Tema, Ebusua Dwarfs got their first win of the competition, beating Inter Allies thanks to Isaac Donkor’s first-half strike. Samuel Adam’s second-half penalty cancelled out Emmanuel Owusu’s opener, as Bechem United and Aduana shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Bechem.Elmina Sharks leapfrogged Karela into third place after a 2-0 win in Elmina. Benjamin Amonoo’s effort two minutes into the game, and Benjamin Tweneboah’s strike two minutes from time sealed the all-important three points at the Ndoum Stadium.WAFA are now top of the Southern Zone, with Liberty in 2nd place, while Kotoko remain top of the Northern Zone, with Medeama second.–By: Citi Sportslast_img read more

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirms the date and the venue of the 2013 Glo – CAF Awards. The Gala event will be held in Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th of January 2014.The event has since been held in five cities; the 2005 edition was held in Abuja (Nigeria), 2006 in Accra (Ghana), 2007-Lome (Togo), 2008-Lagos (Nigeria), 2009-Accra (Ghana), 2010 in Cairo (Egypt) and the last two editions in Accra Ghana.Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure is the current African Player of the Year having won the last two editions while the 2013 African Player of the Year – Based in Africa winner is Mohamed Abou Trieka of Egypt.Glo – CAF 2013 Awards Categories1. African Player of the Year2. African Player of the Year – Based in Africa3. National Team of the Year4. Women’s National Team of the Year5. Club of the Year6. CAF Fair Play Award7. Coach of the Year8. Most Promising talent9. Women’s Footballer of the Year10. Referee of the Year11. CAF Legend12. Africa Fines XI13. CAF Platinum Awardlast_img read more

first_img• The Battle Ground School District handed out hundreds of bricks from the old Central School to former students and staff, and Battle Ground residents on Friday and Saturday. The district plans to hold another brick-giveaway when the standing walls of the school are knocked down in the coming weeks.• Plans for the giveaway will be announced on the district’s website.• The bricks are free, but donations to the Battle Ground Education Foundation will be accepted.BATTLE GROUND — On its final day, the old Central School did exactly what it had on its first: provided a learning experience. Rather than offering first-graders a place to learn the alphabet, the old brick building gave firefighters an opportunity to train for emergencies.The Central School — the educational home for thousands of kids growing up in Battle Ground — was burned to the ground in a firefighting exercise Saturday, nearly 71 years after it first opened its doors to youngsters.As they watched the flames consume the school, residents and former students expressed a mix of sadness and amazement.“There are a lot of memories in that building,” said Dean Paris, who attended the school in the ’80s. “It was basically a second home to a lot of people.” “It’s pretty sad,” he added, “but it’s kind of like it’s being put to sleep.”Hundreds of spectators lined the sidewalk along North Parkway Avenue and peered through the chain-link fence as firefighters worked near what was once the school’s front door. Bright orange flames peeked through the white-framed windows, causing kids to screech with excitement. People armed with cameras and cell phones snapped photos of firefighters tackling the flames. Thick, black smoke billowed from the building, blanketing spectators with the smell of campfire and turning the sky a hazy gray.last_img read more

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